In St. Clair County, Michigan, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Michigan contracts are typically negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their specific work setting. Employment contracts specifying a term of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.
Common Terms in Michigan Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Michigan include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. However, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Second, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Furthermore, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a St. Clair County Lawyer Help?
An St. Clair County attorney specializing in Michigan employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or leaving employment.